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                Hayes on Alf and Bill Waud.
go, though Nast wanted to; they (the proprietors
of the paper) had either to quarrel with or
let Waud go.        The advantages he possessed over
Tommy were extreme obstinacy and the capacity for
writing letters.     Tommy is very industrious and on
a regular salary   gets, Hayes supposes, $25 or up
ward a week.      We (the engravers)  like him; 
said Hayes,  for he keeps us steadily busy.    When we
had nothing but geniuses to draw for us, we had to
stand idle for two or three days sometimes; until they
felt like working.        He takes Alf s unbroken sala-
ry each week to  Mrs Waud,  to whom Alf has
written.    About Bill, in Charleston, Hayes com-
mented thus:  As I told Alf, it ll just suit Bill;
life at the South.     If he can wear a neat uniform
and have a nigger to wait upon him, and be a
captain or lieutenant or something, and not have
much to do except ordering fellows about, it ll be
all he wants.      He never liked too much word work,
did Bill!     About the wife, we all know how that
was; the baby came, precious soon after the marriage.
Bill was kinder forced into it, you know, and I
don t think he ever did much towards paying the board.
I used to say he got married to avoid paying it.   I
remarked that Will was very popular in Charleston.
 He always is popular,  he said,  you don t catch
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Describes gossip with Hayes the engraver about the Waud brothers.
Date:1861-05-16
Subject:Civil War; Drawing; Engravers; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Jewell, Mary (Waud); Nast, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.